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Old 11-01-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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cleaning sea clone

I have a sea clone 100 ( i know they kinda suck) but this is what I have for the time being. It has not been collecting much lately so I cleaned the sponge. Still isn't collecting anything. I played with the air valve. I hate to be asking a question that I'm sure a lot of people have already asked, but How do I go about cleaning the whole unit? I think I remember reading to not clean one part of the skimmer, so it doesn't have to go though the break in process again. I have a 29 gal, PH 8.1, ammonia 0 trite 0 and trate less than 5. I also upgraded to a Emperor 400. I have a PJ cardinal, 3 damsels and a clown.
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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How long have you had the Seaclone? I had one that took several weeks to start forming sludge in the cup. The only thing I cleaned was the PH and the cup.

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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I think about a year, maybe 10 months
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What is your bio load like..how many fish do you have? What I did on mine was close the valve all the way, then open it about 3/4 of a turn. Not sure if you tried this or not, but maybe this will help.

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I have 3, 1 inch damsels, 1.5 inch pj cardnial and a 1 inch sabae clown
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Your bio load seems pretty light, but you should be getting something in the cup since its been setup for almost a year. Have you cleaned the sponge real good? Maybe it's clogged. Not sure what it could be other than that. It took mine about 3 weeks to break in, and after that it was filling up with all kinds of gunk.

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